Silent communication skills play a role in how we communicate with stakeholders and project team members. Like interpersonal communications skills, purposeful silent communication skills begin with being consciously deliberate in the way we communicate.
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As leaders in project management, we must take initiative to implement new best practices for our projects. Effective use of conference calls is one of the simplest yet most overlooked ways we can actively lead and improve efficiencies on our projects.
While a project manager is the multi-faceted leader of the team, there are aspects of the position that make it a necessity for each project member to have similar abilities and knowledge.
Question: Recently we have had a triple whammy of people leaving, our workforce being scaled back, and our projects being redefined to fit into a changed economy. I’m pleased I’ve finally been promoted to a leadership role in what we are producing, but I’m concerned that I don’t really know how to present these changes and get buy-in from this new team. Due to project redirection, we’ve also added a few new employees to the team. How can I get them all to work together and show upper management that I was a good choice?
With remote teams the rule, not the exception, it has become more difficult than ever to keep team members and stakeholders informed, aligned and engaged. One tool that can help is the decision log: a simple listing of why, when and how decisions are made, as well as relevant details.
With the self-organized, self-managed model employed on many agile projects, it’s up to team members to resolve their differences among themselves. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need help.
We’ve seen a boom in the number of companies investing in digital transformation. Now more than ever, organizations are more focused on specific projects rather than long-term arrangements. To ride this wave of opportunity as a project manager, there are three competencies that you need to develop.
One of the biggest differentiators between a successful project and a failing one is the amount of respect present. This is relevant to anyone associated with the project—in any role, and at any time. Does your project exhibit these four types of respect?
Project management relies heavily on teams, and teams need to communicate and share project information and techniques. With virtual teams and remote sessions increasingly becoming the norm, it is essential for project managers to be adept at leading virtual sessions. These techniques will provide the foundation for a great virtual session.
One of the most challenging aspects of meeting minutes is knowing what is important enough to capture. Here are the top five critical items that all meeting minutes should include.